I thought that Prototype 2 was a fun, but familiar kind of gaming experience. It is a game from the PS3, Xbox 360 generation of consoles and without sounding negative, it feels like it. The first game many people felt set the foundation for something that could be really special. While I am not sure it ever lives up to that, what we have here is a fun, loud and over the top gaming experience that is well worth having.
You Killed My Family
The story of the game is a bit of a mixed bag. When you first start playing the game you get really sucked in and think that it is going to be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Prototype 2 has a new main protagonist in military man, James Heller. New York is getting decimated by these “zombies” monsters or whatever you want to call him and he tells his family to stay home and they will be safe.
Well, they get killed and this puts James well and truly over the edge. He sees the first games “hero” Alex Mercer and goes after him. Alex bestows powers unto James and now he is out for major revenge on those who he feels have done him wrong. The story turns into a meathead action fest pretty quickly, but it is still a fun time.
MS Paint Explosions
The destroyed New York City has three different areas that make it up and they are all varied enough for me. On the whole Prototype 2 is not exactly an amazing looking game. If I were a betting man, I would wager that much of what they have used is brought straight from the first game, especially the animations. The game has some very odd effects, especially the explosions. I only point these out as you see them all the time and they look terrible. It is like they were made and then just slapped into this game.
The voice acting and sound design in the game is pretty solid and for what you could class as an older game now. I do feel that there is not any terrible or cringy voice acting, even if our boy James does have some serious tude going on!
Make Me A Monster!
The gameplay is the real stat of Prototype 2. It is an action game that has shooting, hack and slashes action, and even a tad of stealth thrown in for good measure. James can make use of five special abilities that he can turn his hands into and you are always learning new mutations as you play. The game dishes these out at a fairly good rate. I had a lot of fun with deciding if I should take over someone’s body and go for a stealthy approach or if I should turn my hands into blades and just cut loose!
The game is a great deal of fun and while it is a little on the short side, I do feel that the length is ok. The game can get a tad repetitive as while it does give you plenty of abilities to use. You will more than likely find a couple that you like and just stick with them through the whole game.
Prototype 2 is a really fun game, but it is a game that plays it very safe. I would say that it is just as good if not a tad better than the first game was. The story is just about right, but it is the very fun gameplay that will keep you hooked on this and make you want to see it through all the way to the end. It may not be perfect, but it does what it does very well.
- I liked James as the main character
- James’s motivation was a real driving force
- The gameplay is lots of fun
- You always feel like you are getting new stuff to use
- It has some pretty solid voice acting
- The game is over before you know it
- Some of the graphics, especially the explosions look really dated
Download Prototype 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP